Gardener, Seasonal
Kansas City, MO Grounds
Job Type

Reporting to the Groundskeeping Manager, the Gardener assists in the planting, maintenance and care of plants, trees, flowers and landscaping at the Linda Hall Library Arboretum.

This is a seasonal part-time position that will start approximately from March to October, up to 20 hours per week.

  • Maintains arboretum appearance by systematically monitoring and cleaning for weeds, tree branches and trash on the grounds, parking lots, tree rings, and landscape beds 
  • Maintenance, including but not limited to, watering, mulching, weeding and minor trimming 
  • Monitor the plants for any signs of pests or diseases and report to Groundskeeping Manager 
  • Operate and maintain a variety of landscaping equipment including but not limited to: garden hand tools, chainsaw, blower, sting trimmer and motorized utility carts.
  • Ensure that tree and landscape signs are upright, free of debris and visible
  • Assists in the planting of grass seed, shrubbery, trees, flowers and plants
  • Other duties as assigned




  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 18 years of age. 
  • One year experience in landscaping installation and maintenance, nursery, greenhouse production, or equivalent level of experience.


  • Ability to identify weeds and pests



  • Time Management: Organizes work within time constraints, consistently meeting deadlines. 
  • Communication: Communicates effectively with Groundskeeping Manager, Grounds Assistants and other library staff and patrons. 
  • Teamwork: Collaborates effectively with colleagues, actively contributing to group efforts to achieve team goals.
  • Basic Computer Skills: Navigates software applications (e.g., email, spreadsheets) and efficiently uses common tools (e.g., Microsoft Office).
  • Task Prioritization: Assesses the urgency and importance of tasks, allocating time and effort accordingly.
  • Reliability: Consistently meets commitments and deadlines, demonstrating dependability and trustworthiness by following through on tasks and promises.
  • Adaptability and Flexibility: Embraces change, adjusts to new situations, and is open to feedback and learning.
  • Autonomy: Operates effectively without constant supervision. Comfortable working alone. 



This is not a remote position. The work is primarily performed outdoors.



The Linda Hall Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

The Linda Hall Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Salary Description
Pay range starts at $16.00 per hour